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The Highest State of Consciousness
     

The Highest State of Consciousness

by John White
 

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What is the highest state of consciousness? St. Paul called it "the peace that passeth understanding" and R. M. Bucke named it "cosmic consciousness." In Zen Buddhism, the term for it is satori or kensho, while in yoga it is samadhi or moksha, and in Taoism, "the absolute Tao."

Thomas Merton used the phrase "transcendental unconscious" to describe it; Abraham

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What is the highest state of consciousness? St. Paul called it "the peace that passeth understanding" and R. M. Bucke named it "cosmic consciousness." In Zen Buddhism, the term for it is satori or kensho, while in yoga it is samadhi or moksha, and in Taoism, "the absolute Tao."

Thomas Merton used the phrase "transcendental unconscious" to describe it; Abraham Maslow coined the term "peak experience"; Sufis speak of fana. Gurdjieff labeled it "objective consciousness" while the Quakers call it "the Inner Light." Jung referred to individuation, and Buber spoke of the I-Thou relationship.

In this anthology John White brings together a diverse collection of writings by contemporary thinkers such as Aldous Huxley, P.D. Ouspensky, Alan Watts, Kenneth Wapnick, Richard Maurice Bucke, Abraham Maslow, and many more, and asks the question; What is the Highest State of Consciousness?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781908733313
Publisher:
White Crow Productions Ltd
Publication date:
06/20/2012
Pages:
492
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

John White is an author and educator in the fields of consciousness research and higher human development. He has been Director of Education for The Institute of Noetic Sciences, a research organization founded by Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell to study human potential for personal and planetary transformation, and

President of Alpha Logics, a school for self-directed growth in body, mind and spirit.

Mr. White is author of The Meeting of Science and Spirit, A Practical Guide to Death and Dying and the forthcoming books Enlightenment 101: A Guide to God-Realization and Higher Human Culture and America, Freedom and Enlightenment: An Open Letter to Americans about Patriotism and Global Society and other books. He has also edited anthologies, including The Highest State of Consciousness, Psychic Exploration, Kundalini, Evolution and Enlightenment and What Is Enlightenment?.

His writing has appeared in Reader's Digest, The New York Times, Esquire, Omni, Woman's Day and other publications, and his books have been translated into ten languages.

Mr. White was born in 1939. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Dartmouth College (1961) and a master of arts in teaching from Yale University (1969).

A Vietnam veteran, he attended college on an NROTC scholarship and then served four years as a naval officer, primarily in antisubmarine warfare and nuclear weapons. He and his wife Barbara have four children and five grandchildren, and live in Cheshire, Connecticut, USA.

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